VACATION IS OVER – BACK TO BASICS
I have been on vacation for only a week and I think some writers were with me because the number of mistakes I found when I returned is appalling; I offer the examples below to support my statement.
Find, identify and correct the errors in the following pieces.
“It’s a beautiful summer day, I’m biking down East Lafayette Street with about 15 other cyclists and a man in blue sunglasses is offering some street corner encouragement.”
Claire Brownell, “GRAB YOUR BIKE AND GO SEE DETROIT”, Monday, August 12, 2013.
“We are overwhelmed with the amount of people that have come here.”
Lorene Clayton, Woofa-Roo Pet Fest event director, in the photo caption of a Joel Boyce story, “Participants give first-ever Woofa-Roo fest two paws up”, The Windsor Star, Monday, August 12, 2013.
“ ‘The dogs know that you save them, they appreciate it,’ Levergood said. ‘Don’t get a dog from a breeder, rescue one.’ ”
Joel Boyce, “Participants give first-ever Woofa-Roo fest two paws up”, The Windsor Star, Monday, August 12, 2013.
“It is a place of superlatives, and Sadler and others are convinced the community at large is going to be wow’ed when its doors are flung open to competitors and the public Friday for the first of two full days of International Children’s Games swim event competitions.”
Doug Schmidt, “Records expected to be broken in new pool”, The Windsor Star, Monday, August 12, 2013.
MONDAY PUN DAY PUNS
Enjoy the cleverness … or silliness, if you prefer.
Two silk worms had a race. They ended in a tie.
How does Moses make his tea ? Hebrews it
The word for today is “tedious”.
What part of speech is “tedious”?
Define “tedious” and use it in a sentence of your own creation.